Influence of the Meteorological Input Data on the Comparison between Calculated and Measured Aerosol Ground Level Concentrations and Depositions

  • I. Mertens
  • J. Kretzschmar
  • B. Vanderborght
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Within the framework of the Belgian National Research and Development Program Environment-Air of the Ministry of Science Policy a detailed investigation of the environmental behaviour of Sb-particulates emitted by a nonferrous metal industry situated in an open and flat region has been carried out over a period of approximately two years (1979–1980). The main purpose of this testcase was the development and verification of appropriate methodologies to deal with the different aspects of the impact of nonferrous metal industries upon the environment. The specific choice of Sb as testcase is due to the fact that the involved factory is the only Sb-emitter in the region, so that problems with background-levels were avoided, that the factory was willing to cooperate and that no direct health hazards existed.


Wind Speed Deposition Velocity Dispersion Parameter Aerosol Concentration Cumulative Frequency Distribution 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Mertens
    • 1
  • J. Kretzschmar
    • 1
  • B. Vanderborght
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Energy Research CentreMolBelgium

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